LDS History, Dec 1, 1970

LDS History Chronology /Timeline

-- Dec 1, 1970
The Last Issues of Five Church Magazines [The Children's Friend, The Relief Society Magazine, The Instructor, The Improvement Era, and The Impact] are released, on this day. (1)

-- Dec 31, 1970
The Millennial Star, the oldest continuous Church publication [published in England since 1840], ceases being printed. Instead, the British saints would receive the Ensign. (1)

-- 1970
Church Membership at end of year: 2,930,810
New Converts : 123,354
Percent Change from previous year: 4.39% (2)

-- During December 1970
The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star ceases publication in London after being published for 130 years. Last editor was David Boulton. (3)

The Relief Society Magazine ceases publication with Marianne C. Sharp as editor. Began publication in 1915. (3)

-- During 1970
[African Americans in Utah] Professional basketball franchises have been a positive influence in improving the racial climate in Utah. The American Basketball Association's Los Angeles Stars moved to Salt Lake City in 1970. They changed their name to the Utah Stars, and some of their black players were popular not only because of their athletic ability but also for their individual contributions to the community. (4)

-- During 1970s
[African Americans in Utah] The racial climate in Utah gradually improved during the 1960s and 1970s. (4)

-- During 1970
[Chinese in Utah] Steadily growing since the mid-1960s, the Chinese American population now tallies 5,322 people (1990 census), a number that represents a tremendous increase over the 1970 total of 1,281. (5)

-- During 1970 to 1980
[Democrats in Utah] Two particularly important Utah Democrats during this period were Wayne Owens, who represented Utah's second congressional district in 1972, and returned in 1986, and Gunn McKay, Utah congressman from the first district from 1970 to 1980. Other prominent Democrats of recent times include Ted Wilson, Francis Farley, Palmer DePaulis. (6)

-- During 1970s
[Democrats in Utah] Neither Jimmy Carter nor Walter Mondale did well in the elections of the 1970s and 80s, and Ronald Reagan was enormously popular in the Beehive State. (6)

-- During 1970-1976
[Editor of Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought] Robert A. Rees (7)

-- During 1970s
[Equal Rights Amemdment] Court rulings in family law cases in the 1970s emphasized traditional husband-wife relations and biological factors and reduced the state ERA to a nullity. In addition to the Utah court's disdain for the ERA, the state legislature undertook no comprehensive statutory review to gender neutralize the state code. (8)

-- During 1970
Monday nights designated for family home evening. (9)

1 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"
2 - Wikipedia, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Membership History,
3 - Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007,
4 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
5 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
6 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
7 - Wikipedia, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought,
8 - Utah Historical Encyclopedia,
9 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
Mormon History Timeline /Chronology

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